Zhao offers a quick history of China's foreign policy since 1949 and then offers a provocative assessment of it today.
Hong Kong's Future: Autonomy and the Road to 2017
Luncheon and Special Briefing Featuring a Delegation of Hong Kong Business Leaders
Hong Kong is now in the midst of a heated and spirited conversation about how its Chief Executive is to be selected in 2017. The election may be the first exercise in universal suffrage in the former British colony's 175 years of existence. What will the outcome of the debate have on Hong Kong's status as a Special Autonomous Region of China? Can Hong Kong preserve its rule of law? And does the United States have an interest in how Hong Kong voters will decide?
Join us as we welcome this year's delegation from the Better Hong Kong Foundation to a special luncheon to talk about the issues at stake. The delegation is headed by Asia Society Co-Chair Ronnie Chan, who will be joined by Johnny Mok, Senior Counsel and a member of the Basic Law Committee appointed by the National People's Congress of China. Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski will moderate.
This year's Better Hong Kong Foundation delegation will include:
Ronnie Chan, Executive Committee Chairman, BHKF/ Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Ltd
Johnny Mok, Member, Basic Law Committee of the Kong Kong SAR / Senior Counsel, Hong Kong SAR
Tan Sri Dato' David Chiu, Trustee, BHKF / Chairman, Fast East Consortium International Ltd
Philip Ma, Council Member, BHKF / Deputy Chairman & CEO, The Sincere Co Ltd
John Lee, Council Member, BHKF / Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Andrew Yao, Council Member, BHKF / Chairman, Van Shung Chong Holdings Ltd
Dario Pong, Council Member, BHKF / Managing Director, Ferro Resources Ltd
Karen Tang, Executive Director, BHKF
Jimmie Chow, Communications Manager, BHKF
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai: Openness, inclusion and fairness essential at home and as principles in dealing with China
Resilience, inclusion and communication central in her remarks
The Dragon Roars Back – Mao, Deng and Xi Jinping and China’s evolving relations with the world - Zhao Suisheng 赵穗生, University of Denver
Join us for a book talk with Suisheng Zhao on how Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Xi Jinping each conceived and executed radically different approaches to China's relations with others.